Indoor Activities in Destin for a Rainy Day

While the summer months in Destin offer plenty of gorgeous weather, it is also rainy season here in the Florida Panhandle. With the weather being unpredictable, there are a still a number of enjoyable activities to do on rainy day in Destin and along 30A! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite rainy day activities for you to enjoy when the weather just won’t cooperate.

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Adventure Activities

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: The Gulfairum is an indoor facility located on Okaloosa Island, perfect for a rainy day here on the Gulf. There are endless animal encounter opportunities, dolphin and sea lion shows, daily animal chats, and amazing exhibits to view!

Escapology: Escape rooms are a fun way to enjoy time with family and friends! Escapology in Miramar Beach offers five different escape rooms with real life escape games. Up to 8 players can together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room.

Urban Air Adventure Park: Urban Air is the ultimate indoor adventure park with attractions that cater to any level of an adventurer. Choose your challenge from unlimited laser tag, virtual reality, ropes course, climbing walls, and trampolines.

Fat Daddy’s Arcade: Enjoy more than 50 classic and interactive arcade games, redeem tickets, and win prizes! E-claw prize games, dueling basketball hoops, virtual simulation, and more- there’s something for everyone!

Emerald Coast Science Center: Explore exhibits ranging from the final frontier to our local Emerald Coast ecosystems. The center also hosts more mature events like ‘Sip & Science’ where guests can grab a drink and get lost under the stars!

 

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Museums

Destin History & Fishing Museum: Learn more about Destin and how it became the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village at this fun, locally-owned museum by the Harbor.

Indian Temple Mound Museum: Learn about the history of Native Americans with exhibits depicting 12,000 years of Native American occupation. This museum is home to over 1,000 artifacts of stone, bone, clay, shell and prehistoric ceramics.

Air Force Armament Museum: This is the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of Air Force armament. Plus admission is FREE!

 

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Movies and Shopping

Destin Commons: Take shelter from the rain at the Destin Commons. There are a number of entertainment, dining and shopping options at this award-winning lifestyle center. This includes the AMC Theatre and Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill.

Silver Sands Outlet Mall: Treat yourself at Silver Sands Outlet Mall in Miramar Beach. Here you will find stores like Saks Off 5th Avenue, Kate Spade, Nike, Columbia, and more!

Grand Boulevard: Visit Santa Rosa Beach’s newest shopping center. Find everything from big-box retailers like Pottery Barn and Anthropologie and local shops including The Zoo Gallery.

AMC Classic Boulevard 10: Enjoying a movie is the perfect way to relax with the family. AMC Classic Boulevard 10 is located at Grand Boulevard. This movie theatre offers all of the newest movie showings and an abundance of food. From classic movie snacks like popcorn to gourmet options like burgers, salads, and artisan flatbreads, guests will love the dining experience while enjoying a movie.

Local Antique Shops- Spend the day hunting for treasures and exciting finds. The Destin area is home to many antique shops! Antiques On Holiday, Flutterby Antiques Uniques, and De’france Indoor Flea Market Antiques are just a few!

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